Predrag Drobnjak’s dunk capped a 12-2 run in the second overtime to give Partizan a thrilling 101-92 win over rival Cibona Zagreb at Pionir Arena on Wednesday night in Belgrade, Serbia. 6,000 fans cheered on the home side for the 50-minute encounter, which was the first double-overtime game in the Euroleague this season. The game saw five Partizan players foul out and four more from Cibona. Drobnjak finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds, while playing 41 minutes. Vonteego Cummings was on the court for 44 as he amassed 14 points and 7 assists. Center Kosta Perovic dominated inside with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks before fouling out. Luka Bogdanovic added 11 points and Novica Velickovic had 10. Davor Kus was the last man standing for Cibona, scoring the team’s final 8 points. He finished with 17 points after drawing 11 fouls and going 11-for-12 from the line. Brent Wright also drew 11 fouls and finished with 17 points and 10 boards.
Jamal McCullough added 12 and Luksa Andric had 10. The game began with both teams playing nervous basketball. It took two minutes before Goran Vrbanc netted the first basket for the visitors. Drobnjak answered with a three-point play, before Wright did the same at other end of the floor. Cibona took an 9-13 lead with some strong defense, but the visitors could not stop Perovic, who scored 6 straight points as Cibona held a 15-17 advantage after 10 minutes.